How to Start a Vegetable Garden

Celia 15 January 2022

Vegetable gardening is so much fun and has such great rewards for the body and soul. There's nothing better than connecting with nature, getting some exercise, then reaping the benefit

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8 Edible Flowers that are Easy to Grow

Celia 3 January 2022

Flowers the world over have romanced us for centuries. Who can forget the scent of jasmine in summer, a bunch of fresh roses, or their mothers favourite perfume? It's easy

Fruit & Vegetables Plants

How to Grow Potatoes in the Subtropics

Celia 1 January 2022

When it comes to gardening, subtropical zones have a very specific set of climatic conditions to work with. We have the luxury of growing right through a mild winter with

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Worcestershire Sauce (Woozy)

Mark Valencia 29 December 2021

Worcestershire Sauce (Woozy) Background: This recipe was given to my wife (Nina) by a friend about 10 years ago - it was a family recipe handed down through several generations.Although

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The Best Xmas Gift is the One You Grew Yourself – Merry Christmas!

Mark Valencia 24 December 2021

I was going to create a YouTube video to thank my subscribers for their wonderful and generous support over 2021 but I thought that this year I would write a

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Blueberry cupcakes with Courgette

Eva van Asperen 22 December 2021

These cupcakes are a big hit in my household, eventhough they have courgette in them. I promiss you don't taste it! So it is a great way to sneak in

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Why You Should Rest & Revitalise Your Soil

Celia 21 December 2021

. For vegetable gardeners, one of the most important jobs is to revitalise your soil for the next growing season, and resting your veggie beds will help with that.

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10 Unusual Fruit Trees For the Sub Tropics

Celia 21 December 2021

The wet summer season in the subtropics is a time for lush grass, sunshine, Christmas holidays and vigorous plant growth. So what better time to investigate some new and interesting

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How to Grow a Plant from a Cutting

Celia 19 December 2021

Growing new plants from cuttings is a great way to increase your plant collection and save money at the same time. Growing new plants from cuttings is a great way to increase your plant collection and save money at the same time.

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What Can I Grow in the Shade?

Celia 17 December 2021

In order to make the best use of your space, you need to know what will grow successfully in the shade.

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How to Start a Vegetable Garden

Vegetable gardening is so much fun and has such great rewards for the body and soul. There’s nothing better than connecting with nature, getting some exercise, then reaping the benefit

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Sweet Carrot Cubes

Although it is autumn, I’m still harvesting summer carrots. I love them and I love making delicious recipes with them. This is one of those recipes that I come back

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Veggie Loaf

This recipe is a staple in my home. I make it a lot, because it is healthy, easy, tasty and versatile. It is also lactose-, gluten- and sugarfree. I can

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Veggie Loaf

This recipe is a staple in my home. I make it a lot, because it is healthy, easy, tasty and versatile. It is also lactose-, gluten- and sugarfree. I can

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Bush Bog

This poem was salvaged from a scrap piece of lined A4 paper handwritten half in pen and then finished in pencil – I can’t recall but my biro must have

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How to Start a Vegetable Garden

Vegetable gardening is so much fun and has such great rewards for the body and soul. There’s nothing better than connecting with nature, getting some exercise, then reaping the benefit

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Mulch your Mulch!

Not only does mulch make an impressive weed suppressant, it plays a vital role in keeping your plants healthy. As mulch breaks down, it turns into “black gold” a.k.a. organic

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Hedgehog Hibernation House

Besides being totally adorable and super cute looking, hedgehogs are really useful animals to have in your garden. Especially because they eat a lot of snails and slugs who can’t

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Rise of the Food Fermenters

Humans fermenting food to change/improve the taste, preserve it, or make it healthier is not a 1000 years old… it's more like 1000's of years old.  Indeed, over 2000 years

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